It’s that time of year again.
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption is hosting its 58th annual Port Jefferson Greek Festival from Thursday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 25 (dates and times below).
The event, held each year at 430 Sheep Pasture Road, is a great, family-fun festival, the organizers tell GreaterPortJeff.
“It is fun and a great experience,” the church’s secretary, Maria Botonakis, previously told us. “You get to eat Greek food, listen to Greek music, and enjoy rides.”
Some of that authentic Greek food includes traditional dishes like souvlaki, gyros, and baklava.
In addition to regular food stands, the festival will also have tavernas, which are Greek-styled eating grounds where food is brought out on platters so people don’t have to wait on lines to eat.
There are carnival rides and game stands throughout each day, with opportunities to win over 300 prizes.
The rain-or-shine Greek Festival will also feature firework shows that start at 9:15 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
The cost of admission is $2 per person. It’s free for kids under 12.
the dates and times
Friday 5pm to 11pm
Top: Scene from a previous year’s Port Jefferson Greek Festival. (Credit: Facebook)